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How to Optimize Speaker Performance

How to Optimize Speaker Performance

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If you have thought that sound quality of your speakers depends only on the quality of construction, you’ve been wrong. Every speaker can sound better or worse, depending on the room where it is held. There are many things you can do to improve your speaker performance and this article will explain them thoroughly. When it comes to speaker performance, it’s not all about buying them, bringing them home and turning them on (especially if you have a speaker system or a home theater system). No matter how much you pay for them, they may not work perfectly in your house unless you make some adjustments. There are so many things you can do and it takes some time and experimenting to achieve the best possible results. The most important things in those situations are the acoustic propert
Ways to Connect Your Soundbar to Your TV

Ways to Connect Your Soundbar to Your TV

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We will all agree that modern technologies make our lives much easier. It is easier to communicate, we can work from home, etc. The devices are being improved every day and we aren’t stuck with one piece of equipment for a long time. The good thing is we get to choose and we have more options than before. However, every improvement changes the way we use our devices. They used to be very simple, each of them had only one purpose, and we could connect it to only one device. Today, we can use them in many different ways. Modern devices, especially TVs, speaker systems or soundbars, can be connected to many different devices and they have numerous input and output ports. Connecting your soundbar to your TV is not very difficult and there are two main ways to connect them but the way you
What Are Stereo Amplifiers and How Do They Work?

What Are Stereo Amplifiers and How Do They Work?

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Before we start talking about stereo amplifiers, let’s say a few words about amplifiers in general because we are sure many people don’t completely understand the working principle of an amplifier. What Are Amplifiers? The first amplifier was invented by an American engineer Lee de Forest in the early 1900’s. The invention was, in fact, the electron vacuum tube that was named ‘’Audion’’ and its purpose was to amplify weak current. That, however, wasn’t the final design of the amplifier as the followers of Mr. de Forest (Irving Langmuir and Edward Armstrong) managed to really understand how the amplifier worked and perfect it based on the new knowledge. They made the triode – vacuum tube with no air that contains three components (positive terminal – platinum plate, negative terminal – ca
Do Headphones Increase Your Risk of Hearing Loss?

Do Headphones Increase Your Risk of Hearing Loss?

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Headphones are the unavoidable accessories for the majority of the population, especially young people and businessmen. This is the fact and we can do nothing about that. Modern global living conditions (which mostly refer to the living conditions in big cities) dictate behavior rules and create our lifestyle. To be honest, it is quite difficult to survive crowds, noise, commuting, etc. Music makes everything easier and everyday activities like walking through the noisy city, riding on crowded buses or using metro are not the exception. If we benefit from a piece of technology, we shouldn’t stop using it because it can harm us at some point. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. The point is to become aware of the potential damage and try to avoid it as much as possible.
Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

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Listening to music has become the most common background activity in our lives. We use our MP3 players, phones, and other audio devices to listen to music while walking, running, driving, working, or even sleeping. Music has that lovely ability to make everything we do much easier, but the question is - does the music make us better at what we do? Researchers have proven that music can improve our endurance and performance when running, jogging, working out or doing any physical job, but what kind of influence music has on intellectual activities is much harder question, and the answer is ambiguous. If we observe only studying as a specific intellectual activity, things don’t get much simpler. There are numerous standpoints on what kind of influence different types of music have on studyin
Music and Studying – Which Music is the Best for Learning

Music and Studying – Which Music is the Best for Learning

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We all can agree that listening to a certain style of music can help you learn faster, improve your memorization skills and even help you retain more information while you study. Of course, there are some people that need their peace and quiet in order to learn, but on the other hand, listening to a specific type of music while studying can help you boost your performance. Choosing a right music for studying is unbelievably important, and people tend to underestimate it.  Even though it is said that to study it is absolutely necessary to be in a quite environment without any possibility of a distraction. This choice can easily backfire and leave you sleeping at your desk. Effect of music on the brain You’ve all probably heard of “Mozart Effect”, that is a result of a set of resear
10 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

10 Important Benefits of Music in Our Schools

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Music education rarely comes into public focus. It is often considered less important than some other school activities. Some people even claim that music education is unnecessary or redundant. Guided by this idea, president Trump proposed budget cuts that could make a huge impact on arts and music programs in schools all over the US. These cuts brought music education and importance of music (and art in general) once again into the center of attention. Although Trump's budget plan is just a proposal, and the Congress has the final word, the very idea of diminishing the significance of music education motivated us to try to explain how great impact could music have on anyone’s life. By elaborating 10 benefits of music in our schools, we will hopefully prove that music education is absolute
Children and Music : Benefits of Music in Child Development

Children and Music : Benefits of Music in Child Development

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As we all know, music is a big part of our lives. Through centuries, singing and music play has had an extremely important role in our culture. You will find music everywhere you go. From movies, television, your mobile ringtone, celebrations, and even in the airport bathrooms.  Music is one of the greatest tools for better learning, self-development, relaxation, or just simply a way to express yourself. From the first moment in our life, when we get upset and start crying, parents have a natural instinct to south our cries with singing, which is also a way to express their love or just to interact.  What if parents knew exactly how to use that music to impact child development, their behavior, and to help improve social skills for kids at all ages.  Most of the small children love list
The Top 15 Music Colleges In the US

The Top 15 Music Colleges In the US

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Choosing the right college could make the difference between success and failure in life. If you are planning to apply to some music college, we advise you to go through our list of the top 15 music colleges in the US. Hopefully, you will find it helpful. Juilliard School Founded in 1905 in New York, Juilliard school is one of the most reputable music schools in the world. Regarding musical training, Juilliard follows the tradition of famous European conservatories, and that has proven to be the best possible approach since the most of Juilliard's former students are accomplished, world-known musicians. Some of the most popular Juilliard's majors are strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), brass instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone), woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet),...
Things That Great Music Teachers Do

Things That Great Music Teachers Do

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Music has been integral part of human life long before people started to record history. Some music historians might even say that music existed even before the first man walked the Earth. Of course, it all depends on how you define music, but that could be quite a philosophical debate. On the other side, there is almost undivided consent of all the musicologists that music was "invented" in Africa, before the dispersion of human population, some 55,000 years ago. The first musical instrument was probably human voice, but some musicologists would say that rhythm came before the voice, and that human used rocks and wooden sticks as rudimental percussion instruments. If we speak about other human-made instruments, there are scientific proofs that bone flutes were used some 35,000 years ago, ...